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I have been eating natural slate pencils from last 15 years. Is there any side effects?

im 24 year old unmarried gal. i have been eating natural slate pencils from last 15years. im crazy about it. i want to stop this addiction. please help me with details of side effects with eating slate pencils
Wed, 4 May 2011
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Naturopathy & Yoga Specialist 's  Response
hai your eating desorder is linked with with your personality oproblem like severe stress.just cunsult psychotherapist and take treatment for your personality problem or stress..dr.bharathi
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General Surgeon Dr. Rajinder Bajoria's  Response
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There is almost no toxicity "reported" for graphite as pencil don`t contain lead as believed by majority of people. it is often very high in contamination, up to 25% iron and other compounds. Iron can actually be very harmful.
change your food habit ,discuss your problems with your friends & parents & relatives.once other people observe you ,you becomes more conscious & try to stop bad habit.
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